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Peter King: Cowboys Could Hire Gruden



    The rumors have been rampant recently.

    Jon Gruden is being gifted the Dallas Cowboys head coaching job.

    There's no way Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

    Jerry Jones is setting up the Cowboys' staff with Gruden's guys so he can hire him.

    You get the picture. Jon Gruden has been a successful head coach in the NFL, there's no doubt about it. He's won a Super Bowl, and he's seemingly aching to get back into the business as evidenced by his constant love for every team/owner he watches with his analyst job on ESPN.

    And yes, the Cowboys recently have hired former Gruden assistants, most notably defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and new defensive line coach Rob Marinelli. Heck, even Bill Callahan, a former head coach himself and the Cowboys' offensive line coach and "offensive coordinator", is a former Gruden assistant.

    One NFL insider, Sports Illustrated's Peter King, says it's not a crazy thing to think about that Gruden could be the next head coach of the Cowboys.

    "I wouldn't be shocked if Jon Gruden was the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys," King told The Musers on KTCK-1310 AM this week at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

    Garrett was recently stripped of his play-calling duties by owner/GM Jerry Jones after he was hired as a so-called offensive mastermind just a few years ago. If you didn't already think Garrett's seat was hot after losing a do-or-die Week 17 game for the second straight year, you better believe that was a sign it is now.

    Gruden is currently a nice gig calling Monday Night Football with Mike Tirico on ESPN and serving as an analyst, which includes his segment of working with rookie quarterbacks in the film room leading up to the draft, which at times can actually be interesting.

    "I do think that Jerry has had thoughts of changing coaches, and to me, Jon Gruden fits the whole 'follow Jimmy with Switzer' way," King told the radio station. "I think Jon Gruden really fits the show biz thing that Jerry wants to do and the high-profile thing that Jerry would want to do. And I think that Jon Gruden fits Jerry Jones."